Upper West Side

Nicole Young & Mo

“In 1983 I reupholstered an old ottoman in a leopardish cotton fabric. That was the beginning of my love of the leopard motif. Since then, I always have something leopard in the living room. Currently it’s two ottomans in NYC, and a chair in Amagansett. And Moses. Moses (Mo for short) is painfully shy and […]

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Astoria

Niki Larson & Louie, Moose, Otto

“Moose was definitely an impulse adoption if there is such a thing. I’ve always been a crazy animal lover so all it took was my cousin visiting from DC saying her new kitten was the best decision she ever made to convince me it was a great idea. And it was. Our first year together […]

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Greenpoint

Amber Schaefer & Max

  “Max is a bodega cat. I had just broken up with a guy after realizing I liked his cat a lot more than I liked him, and was looking to adopt a kitten ASAP, despite not only my allergy to cats but also my friend’s dad’s warning that “if I got a cat I’d […]

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Long Island City

Rachel Cantrell & Bootsy

“When my boyfriend Ryan and I first brought Bootsy Collins back from the ASPCA, we did what they told us to do and set up a little corner for her in the bathroom so that she could get used to our apartment. Little did I know that it would be almost a month before she’d […]

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Upper West Side

Holly Mascaro & Sirius, Severus

  “Before adopting my Harry Potter-themed kitties, Sirius and Severus, I was looking for a more colorful cat – I grew up with black and tuxedo cats, and wanted to switch it up. Of COURSE, the skinny, big, elegant black cat alone in his cage immediately caught my eye – I felt destined to give […]

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Park Slope

Alexandra King & Lois, Maxine

“Lois and Maxine are 7-year old sisters. My husband adopted them five years ago from a no-kill shelter in Chicago, and named them after local diner waitresses. Even though they were the only kittens in the shelter that day, my husband said that everyone kept stopping to look, then immediately walking past their cage because […]

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